Half check the website of their local church on a regular basis and 24% follow Christian influencers, finds a study.
Pastor Hugo Márquez settles what he describes as fake media controversy over aid to evangelical soup kitchens.
God does not call people to become heroes and gain glory. He calls us to exalt Him.
For several years our church was home to a community of Persian Christians. We worshipped together, studied scripture, and grew to be best friends. Years later, and dispersed ‘round the UK, almost all of them are still living as Christians.
Leading politicians accuse churches of allowing “bogus” conversions of migrants to obtain refugee status. “The suggestion church leaders are aiding people to abuse the asylum system is a serious charge”, says an Evangelical Alliance representative.
Discretion and integrity are essential, but they shouldn’t go so far as to become scepticism and distrust. The roles of church leaders and immigration officials need clear differentiation.
The authorities say the full scope of the destruction is not clear. At least 6 evangelical church buildings have been destroyed.
Reinhardt Schink of the Evangelical Alliance says “forms of church can be adapted” but warns against decisions that strengthen individualism and “weaken the community of believers”.
Blocher dissects the internal structure of Catholic ecclesiology and tries to grasp the connections that legitimize Rome’s high view of itself and its inflated prerogatives.
Are we setting a good example of observing the passage closely, interpreting accurately, and applying appropriately?
Christianity appeared attractive in the eyes of many pagan women – regardless of social class. A large number of ‘secondary’ conversions took place, as the husbands of converted women often chose the same path as their wives.
Two gunmen stormed Roman Catholic Santa Maria church in Istanbul during Sunday mass. It is the first time the Islamic terrorist group targets a place of worship in Turkey.
Are we aware that employees and employers are not enemies, but work together to achieve the common good?
Hans Simon was the Lutheran pastor of the Zionskirche. He wore a turtleneck jumper and always had a pipe in his hand. The Stasi spied on his every move.
The venue in Besançon was chosen because it is well served. “It is not the place that makes the church, it is the people who make it”, says the pastor.
In eight years, the church attendance of men aged 15 to 29 more than doubled. Researchers see no parallels in women or in other Nordic countries.
It does not mean much to acknowledge that Satan is real and active if we then immediately deny that he could be at work in almost every layer of human authority and influence.
In the traditionally Catholic central European country, the Evangelical Alliance hopes to connect pastors and parliamentarians.
While the political actors involved welcome the agreement, evangelical organisations take a critical look at the details of the pact.
Today, secular Europeans have a very acute radar. They crave substance, not hype; what is real, not what is fake. They want God, not Christianity-lite. How can we meet this commendable need? By raising the bar spiritually.
Amendments to the law on the activities of religious organisations make it difficult to plant new churches and many could be forced to close.
In Plateau alone, where the latest massacre took place, at least 315 Christians have been killed and 80,000 displaced since April 2023. The Christian Association of Nigeria organised a demonstration.
The launching includes a free audio version and a Lego Christmas story video. Church of Scotland aims to “encourage families to read the Bible stories together”.
Armed groups attacked around 20 small villages in Plateau state in 2 days. Christian leaders urge authorities to take action to prevent future threats.
“It is a historical event, where about twelve churches of the city of Brașov, have come together and put aside our differences”, organisers said.